Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) released the following statement on Tuesday on the Supreme Court’s decision in NIFLA v. Becerra: “In NIFLA v. Becerra today, the Court ruled against a California law that requires medically licensed pregnancy centers to tell clients where to get free and low-cost abortions. “This law was a blatant, egregious violation of the freedom of speech protected in the First Amendment. The government cannot coerce or compel the speech of its citizens. Period. “Pregnancy centers were created to affirm life and to love both mother and baby.  They want no part of...
  •   SAFEGUARDING OUR NATION   The House will work this week on a number of measures to secure and protect our nation. Including in that work, we will vote to send the National Defense Authorization Act to conference with the Senate.   We will also vote on the Department of Defense Funding Act (H.R. 6157).   This measure will:   Fund the 2.6% pay raise for troops – the largest increase in almost a decade Provide for equipment modernization and troop training Invest in health and quality-of-life programs for troops and their families   From Majority...
  •   Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King releases the following video of remarks he delivered last night on the House floor on the subjects of immigration and border security. King is a nationally recognized leader on the two subjects, and a long time champion of building a Border Wall on the US-Mexico border. King's remarks are especially significant given their timing, as the House is currently considering legislation which would grant Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Congressman King opposes Amnesty, and he opposes both of the bills the House of Representatives has scheduled...
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 6 - SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: Reps. Walden / Pallone / Brady / Neal Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps. Dunn / Marshall / Harris / Roe Amendment (10 minutes of debate) Reps...
  •   The House passes the farm bill to authorize federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs under the Department of Agriculture until 2023, make critical reforms to encourage work for benefits, and provide access to job-training programs.   WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also called the "farm bill:" "Though more reforms are...
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  One Minute Speeches H.R. 4760 - Securing America's Future Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee) H.R. 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee) Complete...
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5925 - CRISIS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) H.R. 6082 - Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin / Energy and Commerce Committee) H....
  • Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) today unveiled the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6136), a consensus bill that is the product of negotiations between Republicans of all perspectives and addresses the four pillars for immigration reform outlined by President Donald Trump.   The consensus legislation provides robust border security and the funding needed to build a wall and...
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5590 – Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and...
  • WEEK OF JUNE 18TH  MONDAY, JUNE 18THOn Monday, no votes are expected in the House. TUESDAY, JUNE 19THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee) 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee) 3) H.R. 5590 – Opioid...